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Oct 05, 2011 | 12:14 PM CDT
By: Dominique Lutz, Julie Ongenaed and Celine Guy,…
UVA protection is part of the mandatory testing for claiming broad-spectrum sun protection. A worldwide standardization is in development with the ISO TC217, expected for UVA testing 2012. The FDA has issued a final rule following Colipa’s proposed UVA in vitro method. While this rule establishes UVA labeling and testing, inconsistencies remain. This study compares the critical wavelength in roughness and application before and after two levels of UV doses.
Sep 13, 2011 | 04:02 PM CDT
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and South Texas Poison Control are warning consumers that Mexico-made skin cream Crema Aguamary may contain high levels of mercury.
Sep 08, 2011 | 10:46 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to Brazilian Blowout for its Açai Professional Smoothing Solution. The FDA finds the product to be misbranded by stating on its label that it does not contain formaldehyde and is adulterated by containing methylene glycol, a liquid form of formaldehyde.
Sep 01, 2011 | 02:01 PM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
The US Code of Federal Regulations lists1 the rules for displaying ingredients, and besides outlining the content that must be included and its order of appearance, the regulation describes use of the “may contain” clause, which while legally only applies to pigments, has been abused and is thus the main topic of this column.
Aug 22, 2011 | 11:33 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science, its initiative to modernize the tools and methods that the agency uses to evaluate whether the products it regulates are safe for consumers.
Aug 03, 2011 | 05:44 PM CDT
Three global companies headquartered in the United States—Walmart, The Hershey Company and Citigroup—have become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil in the world.
Jun 27, 2011 | 10:35 AM CDT
On June 24, 2011, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and 10 co-sponsors introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359) to the US House of Representatives, which aims to amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Jun 16, 2011 | 09:23 AM CDT
After nearly a four-year wait for an action on sunscreens, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Final Sunscreen Rule, which addresses the testing and labeling of OTC sunscreen products.
Jun 10, 2011 | 08:51 AM CDT
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) announced that Halyna Breslawec, PhD, has been named the organization’s chief scientist, replacing John Bailey, PhD, who will officially retire on July 29, 2011, after nine years of service.
Jun 10, 2011 | 08:20 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft guidance outlining its view on how to identify whether regulated products contain nanomaterials or apply such technologies.